Lin-Manuel Miranda: It was an 'honor' for 'Hamilton' cast to perform for Bush
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"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted Tuesday that it was an "honor" for the cast and crew of the hit Broadway musical to be invited to perform for former President George H.W. Bush.

"The honor is ours, sir," Miranda responded after the former president tweeted that the performers' visit was "a complete joy."

The former president posted two photos of himself, one posing with the cast and another listening to several cast members singing.

"History never sounded so powerful," he added.


Jim McGrath, a spokesman for the former president who attended the performance, called it "absolutely amazing" in his own tweet.

Tuesday's performance came less than two weeks after the 41st president was released from the hospital after being treated for an infection that had spread to his blood. He was admitted the day after the funeral for his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, who died last month.

"Hamilton" cast members, including Miranda himself, have been outspoken politically and are vocal critics of the Trump administration.

Vice President Pence was jeered by audience members when he attended the show alongside Karen PenceKaren Sue PenceThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump, Stormy Daniels trade fire on Twitter | Three weeks to midterms | Pompeo meets Saudi king The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Pollsters: White college-educated women to decide if Dems capture House New book: Pence’s wife refused to say hello to Trump on election night MORE shortly after the 2016 election. The cast then addressed him directly from the stage, urging him to promote inclusive policies in the White House.